Across the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia, large fires have been burning in the region’s tropical savannas and eastern forests throughout October 2003. The <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image on October 23. Pixels where MODIS detected an actively burning fire are outlined in red and filled with yellow. The smoke from these fires is creating a haze over the region. Along the eastern margin of the peninsula, the Great Barrier Reef stretches out in the Coral Sea. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.